NORTH ADAMS -- "Lobsterbacks, go home! Lobsterbacks, go home!" chants were heard from down the hall as Sullivan School's third- and fifth-graders took on roles during their Freedom Trail Foundation Scholars program on Nov. 19.
Presented by the Massa chusetts Teachers Association in partnership with the Freedom Trail Foundation, this interactive history program helps educate school children in and around Boston and throughout Massachusetts.
The Freedom Trail Scholars program takes our nation's history and fight for freedom to the classroom and has impacted the lives of over 13,000 students. The program provides a one-hour traveling class, consisting of two actors taking on multiple roles, to bring the major events of the American Revolution in Boston to life.
The program incorporates students into the program, letting them interact with the performers, read portions of important documents and declarations and react to the historic events. A question-and-answer session follows each presentation. Educators also have access to the Freedom Trail Scholars resource guide, which includes lesson plans and quizzes to help evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Designed to match Massachusetts' curriculum standards, it is an effective and fun way to help students learn and remember our history.
For additional information regarding the Scholars program, including school visits and community support, please call The Freedom Trail Foundation's Angie Jepson Marks, Scholars Program Director, at 617-357-8300, ext. 203, or contact her by email at email@example.com.